Nursing homes in Chattanooga and across the country must comply with federal and local laws and care standards. When they do not, not only do they compromise the safety of their residents, they also risk sanctions and being shut down. One type of deficiency that endangers the nursing home residents is falls. Falls can lead to life-threatening injuries, such as a broken nose, fractured eye socket, dislocated hip, traumatic brain injury or something more serious.
Nursing home accidents and neglect concerns might not have crossed your mind when you were looking for the right place for your ailing parent. But falls constitute a significant danger to seniors, no matter what environment seniors are in. Here is some information about nursing home falls and facial trauma.